Harvard Policies in Dubai May Segregate By Sex
The news article “Harvard Plans Its Dubai Debut” (June 27) is thought-provoking. Harvard Medical International’s (HMI) CEO Dr. Robert K. Crone is quoted as stating that Dubai is “an open society with regards to accepting individuals of all race, color and creed.” But on-campus activities, including faculty office hours, are held separately for men and women in United Arab Emirates universities. including Dubai. Is HMI going to follow a “When in Dubai, do as Arabs do” policy or a kosher open-society policy?
July 3, 2005
The writer is a visiting professor of finance at the Butler University College of Business Administration.